Reporting from Hollywood
Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro may not have had the time to call his parents after news of his Oscar nominations in January, but he will definitely make time for them after his triumph on Sunday (Monday, 5 March, Singapore time) at the 90th Academy Awards.
After bagging both Best Director and Best Picture for his romantic fantasy “The Shape of Water”, the filmmaker will be off to meet his parents to celebrate his first Oscar wins before heading home with his trophies.
During the press interview at the end of the awards show, the 53-year-old also shared with Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore that he would have given a longer speech to thank more of his family members if he were given the chance.
“I have a lot of cousins man,” said del Toro, adding that he did not write acceptance speeches and would instead speak from the heart.
Earlier during the Awards show, host Jimmy Kimmel had jokingly offered a jet-ski to the winner who gave the shortest acceptance speech
“The Shape of Water” tells the tale about a mute janitor (Sally Hawkins) who falls in love with a mysterious sea creature (played by Doug Jones in costume).
The movie also won “Best Original Score” and “Best Production Design”, out of the 13 nominations it received.
Earlier during his acceptance speech, del Toro also shared that he had never thought that he would win an Oscar back when he was a kid in Mexico. He also dedicated his win to all young filmmakers.
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